Greta Van Susteren on Obama 'Misspoke': 'New York Times Makes Itself Look Pathetic'
By Noel Sheppard | November 3, 2013
As NewsBusters reported earlier, the New York Times embarrassed itself Sunday with an editorial astonishingly claiming President Obama "misspoke" when he told Americans they could keep their health insurance plans if they liked them.
Fox News host Greta Van Susteren couldn't wait until Monday's On the Record to comment and instead took to her blog to rip the Times as only she can:
The President said this not once, not twice, but multiple times and it was part of the Obamacare supporter talking points. You say it one time and it could be misspeaking — but when it is part of your mantra, and your talking points…repeated over and over and over again……well, the rest of us just are not that stupid. That is not misspeaking. Misspeaking is the slip of a tongue — not part of your repeated talking points. Even the New York Times in its Editorial calls President Obama’s talking points a pledge — how can a repeated pledge be something you accidentally said? [...]
The point of this blog post is to point out how pathetic the NY Times Editorial Board looks trying to describe this as ‘misspeaking.’ Does the Board think the American people are that stupid? Misspeaking?
As a criminal defense lawyer, and consistent with my client’s Constitutional rights, I have had to argue some pretty absurd things (eg the government’s failure to prove my client’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt after he voluntarily confessed to police) but the NY Times tops anything I have had to argue with its editorial...
I guess that about says it.